Robot Monster (1953)

I wish I had more to say about Robot Monster, a 3D movie released in 1953. I have tried watching it multiple times and have never made it all the way through. As I kid I always wondered why a movie named Robot Monster did not appear to have either a robot or a monster. This single line from the film’s Wikipedia entry explains:

“The budget did not allow for a robot costume as intended so Tucker used his friend George Barrows who had his own gorilla suit to play Ro-Man. Tucker added the helmet.”

I own this movie on DVD — I found it in a Big Lots bargain bin and paid 99 cents for it. Maybe this year I’ll try one more time to watch it from beginning to end.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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